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Our Columbus Day Guide To D.C.'s "Columbus" References

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It's Columbus Day! Welcome to the Monday in October where we commemorate the famous explorer with a day off of work (which this year is mostly irrelevant) and sales on cars and mattresses. However, the man whose name we appropriated to title our fair District has other namesakes throughout the region. We've got a list (and map!) of all the "Columbus" and "Columbia" named spots after the jump.


· Knights of Columbus [Official Site]
· Columbia Square [Hines Interests]
· Columbia Station [Yelp]
· Weddings [Special Events at Union Station]
· Columbia Uptown [Official Site]

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1. Columbus Circle

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Columbus Circle
Washington, DC 20002

The Circle in front of Union Station actually includes a statue Columbus, himself. It's a pretty appropriate greeting for travelers into the city, considering that he's essentially one of the world's most famous travelers. Photo by Sheri.

2. Columbia Square

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555 13th St NW
Washington, DC 20004

The first of two office buildings on this map is also adjacent to the Warner Theatre by Metro Center. Photo by Flickr user morebyless.

3. Columbia Heights

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14th St. NW
Washington, DC 20009

The neighborhood that's home to Tivoli Theatre, D.C.'s only Target and increasingly high number of bars and coffee shops centers around its Metro stop on 14th and Irving. Photo by Mr T. in DC

4. Columbia Rd NW

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Understandably, Columbia Road goes through Columbia Heights, but most of its more notable landmarks (like Chief Ike's Mambo Room) are located in Adams Morgan. Photo by Elvert Barnes.

5. Columbia Uptown

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1375 Fairmont St NW
Washington, DC 20009

The Columbia Uptown apartments used to be called the New Amsterdam apartments. But much like how New Amsterdam gave way to New York, the New Amsterdam apartments have also rebranded, now showcasing the neighborhood (again, Columbia Heights) in which it is located.

6. Columbia Station

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2325 18th Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20009

This Adams Morgan bar averages 3.5 stars on Yelp and is known for providing jazz music for its patrons. Photo by David D'Agostino.

7. Columbia Room

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1021 7th St NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 393-0220

This is one of the more infamous bars in D.C. mostly because it's so difficult to get in. The Columbia Room is a back room at The Passenger that holds only a limited number of patrons, so you'd better know that you want to go LONG in advance. Photo by Flickr user laurabl.

8. Columbia Center

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1152 15th St NW
Washington, DC 20005

Yet another downtown office building although this one is closer to the Washington Post headquarters.

9. Columbia Pike

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Columbia Pike
Arlington, VA 22204

The long road in Arlington, Virgina is demarcated at night by the neon marquee of the Arlington Cinema and Drafthouse. Photo by William F. Yurasko.

10. Knights of Columbus

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5115 Little Falls Rd
Arlington, VA 22207
(703) 536-9656
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Although the Knights of Columbus are an actual group of people (shown here), they also have a Club/Community Center and pool. Photo by Adam Fagen.

11. Columbus Club

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1 Columbus Cir NE
Washington, DC 20002

Not to be confused with the club and pool associated with the Knights of Columbus, the Columbus Club is a fancy Union Station events space used for weddings and conferences. Photo courtesy of Michael Connor Studios via Union Station Events.

12. Columbus St

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This Alexandria street is home to several historic buildings, including one that was featured on this year's Alexandria Historic Homes tour. Photo by Flickr user NCinDC.

1. Columbus Circle

Columbus Circle, Washington, DC 20002

The Circle in front of Union Station actually includes a statue Columbus, himself. It's a pretty appropriate greeting for travelers into the city, considering that he's essentially one of the world's most famous travelers. Photo by Sheri.

Columbus Circle
Washington, DC 20002

2. Columbia Square

555 13th St NW, Washington, DC 20004

The first of two office buildings on this map is also adjacent to the Warner Theatre by Metro Center. Photo by Flickr user morebyless.

555 13th St NW
Washington, DC 20004

3. Columbia Heights

14th St. NW, Washington, DC 20009

The neighborhood that's home to Tivoli Theatre, D.C.'s only Target and increasingly high number of bars and coffee shops centers around its Metro stop on 14th and Irving. Photo by Mr T. in DC

14th St. NW
Washington, DC 20009

4. Columbia Rd NW

Washington, DC 20001

Understandably, Columbia Road goes through Columbia Heights, but most of its more notable landmarks (like Chief Ike's Mambo Room) are located in Adams Morgan. Photo by Elvert Barnes.

5. Columbia Uptown

1375 Fairmont St NW, Washington, DC 20009

The Columbia Uptown apartments used to be called the New Amsterdam apartments. But much like how New Amsterdam gave way to New York, the New Amsterdam apartments have also rebranded, now showcasing the neighborhood (again, Columbia Heights) in which it is located.

1375 Fairmont St NW
Washington, DC 20009

6. Columbia Station

2325 18th Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20009

This Adams Morgan bar averages 3.5 stars on Yelp and is known for providing jazz music for its patrons. Photo by David D'Agostino.

2325 18th Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20009

7. Columbia Room

1021 7th St NW, Washington, DC 20001

This is one of the more infamous bars in D.C. mostly because it's so difficult to get in. The Columbia Room is a back room at The Passenger that holds only a limited number of patrons, so you'd better know that you want to go LONG in advance. Photo by Flickr user laurabl.

1021 7th St NW
Washington, DC 20001

8. Columbia Center

1152 15th St NW, Washington, DC 20005

Yet another downtown office building although this one is closer to the Washington Post headquarters.

1152 15th St NW
Washington, DC 20005

9. Columbia Pike

Columbia Pike, Arlington, VA 22204

The long road in Arlington, Virgina is demarcated at night by the neon marquee of the Arlington Cinema and Drafthouse. Photo by William F. Yurasko.

Columbia Pike
Arlington, VA 22204

10. Knights of Columbus

5115 Little Falls Rd, Arlington, VA 22207

Although the Knights of Columbus are an actual group of people (shown here), they also have a Club/Community Center and pool. Photo by Adam Fagen.

5115 Little Falls Rd
Arlington, VA 22207

11. Columbus Club

1 Columbus Cir NE, Washington, DC 20002

Not to be confused with the club and pool associated with the Knights of Columbus, the Columbus Club is a fancy Union Station events space used for weddings and conferences. Photo courtesy of Michael Connor Studios via Union Station Events.

1 Columbus Cir NE
Washington, DC 20002

12. Columbus St

Arlington, VA

This Alexandria street is home to several historic buildings, including one that was featured on this year's Alexandria Historic Homes tour. Photo by Flickr user NCinDC.